Washington will be hosting its third annual Freedom Football game when the Purcell Dragons venture over to renew their intra-county rivalry Friday night.
Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. with players from both teams wearing custom jerseys sponsored by Goldsby Construction Company.
Admission is free to all active duty service members and veterans with a valid ID (DD214, VA ID, etc.).
“This game will be all about honoring hometown heroes from both schools. The service members will be recognized. Be sure to come early as this game is sure to bring a packed house,” Washington Head Coach Brad Beller said.
“We are excited to be a part of the game and are looking forward to hosting it on our own turf in 2020,” said Purcell Superintendent Dr. Sheli McAdoo.
“This is a great opportunity for the two communities to come together for a greater cause.”
Both schools have been fundraising for the Warriors for Freedom Foundation with game day T-shirts.
“We hope the community of Purcell comes out to the game, especially our own hometown heroes,
McAdoo continued. “This is a great opportunity to recognize our local veteran community and give them the appreciation they deserve for serving our country.”
“The Warriors for Freedom Foundation is an Oklahoma based 501(c)3 organization who hosts events to help service members, veterans and their families reconnect with the community,” Executive Director Amber Moulder said.
“When we started the program the goal was to bring patriotism into the school system. We had no idea what it would grow into,” Moulder continued. “We’ve had the honor of closing the distance between generations through the patch the players wear on their jerseys. We’ve had the honor of meeting and recognizing WWII veterans, giving Vietnam veterans a proper welcome home and thank you for their service.”
For more details call the Warriors for Freedom office at (405) 286-9920.